The ATO has reminded tax practitioners and taxpayers to be wary of phone scams. They state that scammers are impersonating ATO employees and demand payment for an unexpected debt or offer an unexpected refund or grant.
Phone scammers are likely to be pushy or aggressive. They may tell taxpayers that there is a warrant out for their arrest or offer to send a taxi to take them to a post office so that they can make a payment.
The ATO would never threaten jail or arrest and does not email, call or SMS asking for credit card or bank details to issue a refund.
For more information click here to visit the ATO website.